Cup Cover and Stand



A teacup stand with a raised foot. Made from thin sheet silver and decorated with repoussé work, forming eight petals, in each petal there is a medallion filled with a symbol of the Eight Immortals. The foot is plain apart from a border of scrolling foliage at the base. Cover for teacup. Made from a dark copper alloy, and possibly dipped in a brass or yellow metal gilt. The central dome is in three tiers, the bottom tier is decorated in plaques, with symbols of the Eight Immortals. The middle tier is decorated with openwork flowers and the top tier is in the form of a lotus, this rises up into a finial that is topped with a red glass bead.